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PowerCC PowerBase

The PowerComputing PowerBase 180, based on the Alchemy architecture, features a 180 MHz PowerPC 603e processor, 16 MB of RAM, and a 1.2 GB hard drive in an industry standard desktop or tower case. Custom configurations of this model were also available.

Introduction Date: August 7, 1996 Discontinued Date: May 1, 1997
Processor Type: PowerPC 603e Processor Speed: 180 MHz
Processor Upgrade: 603e Socket Card FPU (Integrated): PowerPC 603e
System Bus Speed: 40 MHz Lookaside Bus Speed: 40 MHz
ROM Size: 4 MB Data Path: 64-bit
Level 1 Cache: 32k Level 2 Cache: None, 256k *
RAM Type: 70 ns 168-pin DIMM VRAM Type: EDO VRAM DIMM
Standard RAM: 16 MB * Maximum RAM: 160 MB 1.
Motherboard RAM: None RAM Slots: 3 (1, group of 2) 2.
Standard VRAM: 2 MB * Maximum VRAM: 4 MB
Standard Hard Drive: 1.2 GB * Int. Hard Drive Type: IDE
Standard CD-ROM: 4X, 8X * Standard Disk: 1.44 MB (manual)
Standard Modem: N/A Standard Ethernet: 10Base-T 3.
Case Type: Desktop, Tower Form Factor: PC (Desktop, Tower)
Exp. Slots: 3 PCI Exp. Bays (Free): 1 (5.25"), 2 (5.25") 4.
Battery Type: 4.5V Alkaline Battery Life: N/A
Built-in Display: N/A Supported MacOS: 7.5.3-7.6.1, 8.0-9.0 5.
Dimensions: 4.4 x 16.8 x 16.0 6. Avg. Weight: 21 lbs.
Original Price: $1500, $1600 US Est. Current Price: N/A
Notes: *. Custom configurations were available, standard configurations listed.
Memory controller addresses one 32 MB and two 64 MB DIMMs.
2. RAM cannot be interleaved to improve performance.
3. Optional 10Base-T ethernet card.
4. One 5.25" bay in desktop case, two in tower. All are external.
5. MacOS versions beyond 8.1 are not supported officially by Apple.
6. In inches, height x width x depth (desktop case).
7. Photo Credit: PowerComputing Corp.

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